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Poll: 1 of 4 Americans will refuse COVID-19 vaccine

By |2021-03-24T13:59:22+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Despite the unprecedented rollout of three COVID-19 vaccines, 25% of Americans in a new poll from Monmouth University said they are still unwilling to be vaccinated. Many experts believe that without 70% to 80% of the public gaining COVID-19 immunity through infection or vaccination, herd immunity will be difficult for the nation to obtain, especially because 24% of [...]

Hepatitis A outbreaks investigated in Ireland

By |2021-03-24T13:59:18+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Two outbreaks of hepatitis A virus (HAV) with 17 infections are under investigation in Ireland. A total of 21 patients have been identified during a three-month period in Dublin, with 17 linked to the outbreaks that began in November 2020. One of the outbreak strains has genotype IA. Three cases of hepatitis A were reported to [...]

Effects of Black Tea on Blood Pressure: A Randomized Controlled Trial

By |2021-03-24T13:59:15+00:00March 24th, 2021|

High blood pressure (BP) is a leading risk factor contributing to the global burden of disease. Small changes in BP due to dietary modification may have a significant impact on the prevalence of hypertension and risk of cardiovascular disease.1 Tea is a popular beverage worldwide and is usually the major source of population flavonoid intake, often [...]

Drinking Black Tea May Lower Blood Pressure

By |2021-03-24T13:59:13+00:00March 24th, 2021|

A new study shows that people who drank three cups of black tea a day lowered their blood pressure levels by an average of 2 to 3 points. That may not sound like much. But researchers say even small reductions in blood pressure levels, like those found in this study, can have a major impact on [...]

The 14 Healthiest Vegetables on Earth

By |2021-03-24T13:59:12+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Vegetables are well-known for being good for your health. Most vegetables are low in calories but high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. However, some vegetables stand out from the rest with additional proven health benefits, such as the ability to fight inflammation or reduce the risk of disease. This article takes a look at 14 of the [...]

Consumption of added sugar doubles fat production

By |2021-03-24T13:59:10+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Too much sugar is unhealthy—that we know, but it’s not just down to the many calories. Even moderate amounts of added fructose and sucrose double the body’s own fat production in the liver, researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have shown. In the long term, this contributes to the development [...]

What to Do about Indoor Air Pollution

By |2021-03-24T13:59:08+00:00March 24th, 2021|

People are restless. Honestly, who can blame them? It’s been a year since COVID-19 forced many of us to isolate at home. It’s for a good cause, though; our collective effort has helped limit the spread of the virus. But this achievement hasn’t come without sacrifice. Spending all this time at home has certainly taken a toll [...]

Freshcap Mushrooms Review+Medicinal Mushrooms Research

By |2021-03-24T13:59:04+00:00March 24th, 2021|

To help embrace the research, personal experiences, and clinical observations of medicinal mushrooms, this week I’m doing a Freshcap Mushrooms review.  Frankly, most mushroom brands, including Freshcap, get good reviews, so I sought out to find what is so special about the Freshcap brand if anything. Product reviews and observations are important because for most of [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy

By |2021-03-24T13:58:59+00:00March 24th, 2021|

One of the top health goals for many is to optimize their heart health. Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death worldwide, and it’s mostly preventable by changing your lifestyle and managing risk factors. Nearly half of all adult Americans, that is 121 million, have some form of cardiovascular disease. The good news is [...]

Five reasons why COVID herd immunity is probably impossible

By |2021-03-24T13:58:52+00:00March 24th, 2021|

As COVID-19 vaccination rates pick up around the world, people have reasonably begun to ask: how much longer will this pandemic last? It’s an issue surrounded with uncertainties. But the once-popular idea that enough people will eventually gain immunity to SARS-CoV-2 to block most transmission — a ‘herd-immunity threshold’ — is starting to look unlikely. [...]